Intelligent Materials and Structures
Series:De Gruyter Textbook
- Highly application-oriented approach to the field of intelligent materials and structures.
- Each chapter contains numerous figures and equations illustrating and explaining the topic.
Aims and Scope
Intelligent Materials and Structures provides exceptional insights into designing intelligent materials and structures for special applications in engineering. The author introduces the fundamental materials science involved in research endeavors and simultaneously reviews the current state-of-the-art of intelligent materials and structures.
Separate chapters are devoted to the thorough examination of theory and application of laminated composite materials, Piezoelectricity, Shape Memory Alloys, Electro- and Magnetorheological fluids as well as Magneto- and Electrostrictive materials. Each chapter contains numerous equations and figures describing theories, models and behavior of the intelligent material discussed.
Special attention is paid to applications of intelligent materials to various structures in the aerospace and medical sector, piezoelectric motors as well as piezoelectric and electromagnetic energy harvesting.
Introduction to Intelligent Materials and Structures
Laminated Composite Materials
Shape Memory Alloys
Electrorheological and Magnetorheological Fluids
Magnetostrictive and Electrostrictive Materials
Applications of Intelligent Materials in Structures
Energy Harvesting using Intelligent Materials
Gertjan Koster in: Acta Cryst. (2017), B73, 1196-1197